Tung

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Mimi
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Mimi Tung
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Instructor, Piano
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mt2s@virginia.edu
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Pianist Mimi Tung graduated from The Julliard School of Music and has studied with world-renowned pianists Edward Steuermann, Aube Tzerko and Leon Fleischer. She has performed as a soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Charlottesville Symphony under Walter Susskind, Arthur Fiedler, and Leon Kirchner, among others. She has appeared on television and been heard on radio stations in major cities including WQRX New York, KQED Televison San Francisco, Radio Hong Kong, KNME Television Albuquerque, KHFM Albuquerque, KFUO St. Louis and in Charlottesville. Beside the University of Virginia, Mimi has also taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the St. Louis Music Conservatory, and the University of California. In February 2010, Mimi Tung performed the Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Charlottesville Symphony conducted by Kate Tamarkin.

From a review of a Washington Post on Mimi Tung's performance in Washington DC:".....Striking the perfect balance between clarity and rhapsody, Tung swaggered through the imperial flourishes of the first movement, and infused the finale with a strong spirit of dance. This is a pianist who knows how to attack and release Beethoven's phrases, how to let them accrue weight, how to point their rhythms in a way that carries the listener forward....."

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McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu